Gmail is reportedly down in some areas, with roughly 2% of its users seeing temporary error code (500) messages. Google's own Apps Status Dashboard shows a service disruption under the Google Mail column, and @gmail posted a tweet on the issue:
Google asserts that its webmail client will be fully back online soon. In the meantime, here are some Twitter reactions on the matter:
It's sad that Gmail is down and now your parents can't forward you that important conspiracy theory email about Obama's birth certificate.
Gmail is down. I anticipate anarchy and cannibalism will shortly follow.
@wonky_donky: enjoying the collective annoyance at Gmail (free, rarely broken, massive capacity) being down for a little bitRT
Update: Google now reports that the Gmail outage has been fixed - "The problem with Google Mail should be resolved. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your patience and continued support. Please rest assured that system reliability is a top priority at Google, and we are making continuous improvements to make our systems better."
None of my 13 Gmail accounts seem to have been affected. Did anyone else experience a disruption in service?